We offer a wide variety of services for you and your pets.  Each service is specifically tailored to your needs, goals, and individual situation.  We can help with virtually any behavior and training issue with your dog.  We tailor our services specifically to meet your needs.


Dog Training & Behavior Services:


For Group Training Classes - click on the Learning Center for Dogs!


Behavior Modification

Leash Reactive Dogs


​This private training program is designed for dogs who react poorly toward other dogs when on a leash.  (Growling, lunging, barking, etc.)  The goal of this program is to teach your dog to pay more attention to you and relax in the presence of other dogs.  This program will strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Lessons are held at a variety of locations to allow for practice in the presence of other dogs.​ (This program is not available in the summer. It is simply too hot for the dogs to work. It is stressful for the dogs under the best of circumstances and the intense desert heat and scorching sidewalks and asphalt can lead to heat stress and burns on your dog's paws. Short nosed breeds are even more susceptible to breathing difficulties and are not able to cool down. If you walk your dog, it is recommended that you do so extremely early in the morning or late in the evening when the heat is less of an issue and there are fewer dogs in the environment that are easier to avoid until the issue can be addressed.)​

Obedience Training


Calling canines of all ages from puppies to seniors! Obedience training is essential and often key to resolving many issues. Tap into your dog's problem solving and have fun watching him/her learn. It doesn't matter whether your dog has never had any training or if he/she has had some training but still doesn't listen! In-home training sessions will address things such as:

Are you frustrated with your dog? Do you wish you could improve a few things to make your life together more peaceful and enjoyable? Now is the time to address behavior issues such as:​

Dog Training and Behavior Services

New Baby Preparation


Are you adding a baby to your family? Let us help you to prepare!

Do you know how your dog does with children? Is he afraid, anxious, excited by movement, or jealous? Does he guard his toys/food, play too roughly, jump up on and get in your lap or on the furniture? These are all things that could become problematic when a new child comes home.

You should consider a BABY PREPARATION session before the baby comes home!

* We can help you prepare for any routine and rule changes that will happen once the child comes home.

* We can help you to gain insight into your dog’s behavior with children ahead of time with simulated baby and situation assessments.

* We can guide you through simulated baby acclimation and training and help you anticipate issues as your child goes through rapid developmental changes.

BABY PREPARATION training is invaluable for new families-to-be! If you have not personally seen your dog around children of all ages or if you want extra help preparing for this change in your life, please give us a call to set up a BABY PREPARATION session. 

  • Establishing leadership and house rules

  • Effective discipline

  • Unruly behaviors: jumping, counter-surfing, puppy issues, darting out doors, etc.

  • Damaging behaviors: chewing, digging, housebreaking, etc.

  • Nuisance behaviors: barking, not listening, etc.​

  • Temperament issues: fighting, biting, aggression, separation anxiety, leash reactive dogs, etc.

  • Integration issues: pets and children, pets not getting along, etc.

  • And so much more!

  • Obedience commands (from puppy training to advanced obedience)

  • Walking on a loose leash

  • Coming when called

  • Listening and complying with commands

  • And so much more!

 


Animal Shelter Services


If you are a shelter or a rescue organization, we offer a variety of classes for your staff and volunteers as well as a certification program for the Core Behavior Assessment TM.  We also offer evaluation services and treatment protocols for dogs.  Please see the section for Animal Shelters on our Helpful Articles and Links page.